Radon Exposure In Our Homes

Radon Exposure

What We Know About Radon Exposure

Here at LOOK Property Inspection, we are on a mission to bring awareness to the risks of Radon Exposure in our homes.  Radon can be found in homes all over the United States.  It comes from the breakdown of uranium naturally found in soil, rock, and water.  Radon typically moves up through the ground and into homes through cracks and other penetrations in the foundation and becomes trapped inside.

How Radon Enters Our Homes

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The fact that any home can have high level of Radon present regardless of location is uncommon knowledge.  The only way to know if you have a Radon problem in your home is to conduct a test.  We want to bring awareness to the importance of Radon testing to the masses.  Testing can be done by the homeowner however hiring a trustworthy home inspector is recommended by the EPA for Real Estate transactions.  A qualified professional understands the proper conditions, test devices and the guidelines for obtaining a reliable radon test result.

Radon Exposure is a Carcinogen!

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Two studies based on research conducted in North America and in Europe show definitive evidence of an association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer. Both studies combined data from several residential studies.  “These findings effectively end any doubts about the risks to Americans of having radon in their homes,” said Tom Kelly, director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division.

“We know that radon is a carcinogen. This research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.”  The radon health risk is underscored by the fact that, in 1988, the United States Congress added Title III on Indoor Radon Abatement to the Toxic Substances Control Act. It codified and funded EPA’s then-fledgling radon program. That same year, the Surgeon General issued a warning about radon, urging Americans to test their homes and to reduce the radon level, when necessary

Surgeon General Releases National Health Advisory on Radon

(January 13, 2005) U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona issues a health advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. The Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing in.  The EPA estimates that radon is responsible for about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Exposure to radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.

Radon Disclosure is Now Required In Colorado Real Estate Transactions 

November 2022

Section K of the Environmental Conditions portion of the Colorado
Seller’s Property Disclosure Form specifically lists radon as a
hazard that, if known by the seller to exist or ever have existed,
must be disclosed. This is true even if previous test results were
less than 4 pCi/L. In all cases, sellers should provide copies of
any radon exposure test results to potential buyers. If a radon mitigation system
exists, it should also be disclosed, as it is presumed that radon had
existed previously, and that if the system were to fail, the radon
level would return to its original level.

This is a program implemented by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment “CDPHE” to help bring awareness to radon exposure, all-too-common invisible killer here Colorado.

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Join The Cause

Help us bring awareness to our loved ones and neighbors about the importance of regular Radon testing.  Navigate to our Schedule your inspection page to request your Professional Radon Test today!

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